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Former officer accused of choking suspect

3 years ago Wednesday, March 07, 2012 5:12:58 AM CST March 07, 2012 Wednesday, March 07 2012 Mar 7, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

PORT ALLEN - A former Port Allen police officer has been charged with choking a suspect during a traffic stop.

A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jasmione Clark Tuesday on charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance for the Sept. 24 incident that prosecutors said left Port Allen resident Brandon Whaley bloody and unconscious.

Prosecutor Scotty Chabert says the 24-year-old Clark allegedly put Whaley in a chokehold until blood vessels near the man's eyes ruptured.

Clark declined to comment on Tuesday, but had denied the choking incident in a phone interview last week with The Advocate.

Clark, who was with the Police Department since August 2009, resigned late last month a few hours before the city council was set to consider dismissing him from the police force.

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